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A landscape view of Green-Wood – a must-see National Historic Landmark in the heart of Brooklyn.

A little bit of history about Green-Wood from their site: Founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries,  the Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for  its magnificent beauty and became the fashionable place to be buried. By  1860, Green-Wood was attracting 500,000 visitors a year, rivaling  Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds  flocked to Green-Wood to enjoy family outings, carriage rides and  sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes.  Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks,  including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

 

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